5/21/2013 BOC Regular Session Minutes
GORDON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
MAY 21, 2013
The Gordon County Board of Commissioners held their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Administration Building.
Chairman Hood called the meeting to order.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Hood asked if there were any additions, omissions, or deletions to the Minutes for the Work Session May 7, 2013, and the Regular Meeting May 7, 2013. Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and all voted aye. Minutes approved.
Administrator Dowling read the report (copy attached).
Commissioner Gazaway advised that he had attended the Sonoraville FFA Banquet, also attended a Job Fair at Calhoun High School and enjoyed teaching the students how to conduct interviews. Commissioner Hood advised that she and Commissioner Cunningham attended a meeting with representatives from Tallatoona CAP, Inc.
Chairman Hood called for a motion to open the Public Hearing for a variance appeal.
PUBLIC HEARING FOR VARIANCE APPEAL #A13-02
Commissioner Cunningham made a motion to open the Public Hearing. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and all voted aye.
County Attorney Smith read the application from John R. Gordon for a variance appeal; the address is 430 Langston Drive, Calhoun. The variance request is to reduce property side setback for existing storage building from 10 feet to 0 feet. Mrs. Christy Gordon came before the Board to explain the variance application and to request the Board of Commissioners approve the variance appeal and grant a variance. Mrs. Gordon had a new survey of the property done to prove that the building was on her property and not partially on the adjoining property. All adjoining property owners have been notified. No one came before the Board in opposition to the variance.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the appeal and to grant the variance.
Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion and Commissioners Steward, Sexton, Cunningham, and Gazaway voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to close the Public Hearing. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC – GERMANE TO THE AGENDA
CONSIDERATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS
CONSIDERATION OF NEW BUSINESS
BID AWARD FOR A 2013 VAN FOR THE SENIOR CENTER
County Administrator Dowling advised that this is a bid award for a van for the Senior Citizens Center. Gordon County solicited and received bids for a 2013 Ford E350 van. County staff has reviewed and evaluated all bids received. Since the standard side-aisle seating configuration is difficult for senior citizens to access the third and fourth row bench seats, the center-aisle seating configuration is the preferred choice which is slightly higher in price. Staff recommends that the Board award this bid to Mobility Works for $32,266 with a delivery date before June 30, 2013.
Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to approve the bid to Mobility Works. Commissioner Sexton seconded the motion. Following a lengthy discussion by the Board, the Chairman called for a vote and no one voted for the motion. Motion failed. The Board asked that the staff go through the bid process again during the next fiscal year.
RENTAL AGREEMENT WITH STATE PROPERTIES COMMISSION FOR SPACE FOR STATE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMISSION
County Administrator Dowling advised that this is the rental agreement between Gordon County and the State Properties Commission for space occupied by the State Soil & Water Conservation Commission located at 1282 Hwy 53 Spur in Calhoun.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to approve the agreement and authorize the Chairman to sign. Commissioner Gazaway seconded the motion and Commissioners Cunningham, Sexton, Steward, and Gazaway voted aye. Motion passed.
AMENDMENT TO THE HOTEL MOTEL TAX ORDINANCE – 5% TO 8% – first reading
County Attorney Smith read the ordinance amendment and advised that the final reading of the ordinance would be at the next meeting on June 18, 2013 and would be presented to the Board for consideration of approval.
APPROVAL TO SEND A LETTER TO TALLATOONA CAP, INC. TO VACATE THE FACILITY AT NEWTOWN ROAD BY JULY 1, 2013
County Attorney Smith advised that this is approval by the Board to send a letter to Tallatoona CAP, Inc. advising them to vacate the facility at Newtown Road by July 1, 2013.
Commissioner Gazaway made a motion to approve the County Attorney sending a letter to Tallatoona requesting that they vacate the building on Newtown Road. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and Commissioners Gazaway, Cunningham, Steward, and Sexton voted aye. Motion passed.
Commissioner Steward made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Cunningham seconded the motion and all voted aye. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.